Create an adorable and festive DIY Personalized Thanksgiving Turkey Shirt for your children using your Cricut in under 20 minutes!
I absolutely love to make my children personalized holiday shirts. It’s a no brainer to me since I have a Cricut. It makes creating shirts so simple. However, I do a bad job at making them early in the season so they can where them at least a handful of times. Sometimes they only get to wear them 2-3 times tops.
I’m excited to share this file for the DIY Personalized Thanksgiving Turkey Shirt. I didn’t have a white shirt for my daughter and could only find a 12 month onesie in my stash of blanks, so that’s what I used. Good thing she will only wear this a few times! In just a few minutes. I’m saying 20 minutes tops–you will have the cutest DIY Personalized Thanksgiving Turkey Shirt for your next gathering.
Supplies you need to make DIY Personalized Thanksgiving Turkey Shirts
- Cricut Maker
- DIY Personalized Thanksgiving Turkey Shirt File on Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Mat
- Cricut Iron-On Vinyl; brown and orange
- Cricut Tools
- Cricut BrightPad
- White T-shirt and/or Onepiece
- Cricut EasyPress 2 6×7
- Cricut EasyPress™ Mat (optional)
- Cricut Iron On Protective Sheet (optional) or Muslin Cloth
The turkey and bow are part of Cricut Access; however, the font is not. It’s Fontastic Fonts – DJ Doodlers. I’ve purchased it for $4.99 on Cricut Design Space. If you don’t want to buy it you can use your own font or one that comes with Cricut Access. I created this file so you can just click on the “name” and type your name in.
You’ll see that I have not made my children’s name designs visible on the screen (although remove the slash from the eye and you’ll notice that I welded the turkey together with the name). This is an option you can do if you just want to use brown. The little orange bow was just a scrap I had, and you can make it any color you want.
Remember, your cutting Iron-On Vinyl and you need to mirror your vinyl! You’ll notice I welded both designs together to cut in brown, and the orange mat is for the teeny tiny bow for Reagan’s shirt.
Once you’ve cut your design it’s time to “weed the negative” from the design. I never “weed” without my Cricut BrightPad. It makes seeing all the little details and cuts so much easier.
Always follow the recommended EasyPress heat settings per the Cricut website. Because these shirts were cotton I really should have had the setting at 330 but forgot to change it. Oops! I will say it still worked just fine. I did go back and repress at 330 just in case to make sure it stayed adhered on to the shirt.
Flip the shirt over, press again, and then carefully do a warm peel!
Next, press on the bow, and repeat the entire process using the Cricut EasyPress 2.
Easy as that my daughters shirt was done.
I love the little bow detail I added. This is always why I save all the scraps, so I can add little details like this one.
I was able to make both kids Thanksgiving Turkey shirts in under a half hour.
Here they are modeling their shirts (although you can’t see my daughters that well since we are a bit baby and princess obsessed at the moment).
For once, I got a nice photo out of my son! I can’t get over how big he is looking these days!
And my sassy little almost 2 year old! She prefers to stand and balance on her booster seat then actually sit on it! She is one little turkey I’m so very grateful for.
If you own a Cricut and want to make your little turkeys a shirt. I hope you’ll find my DIY Personalized Thanksgiving Turkey Shirt File on Cricut Design Space helpful.